Aug 23, 2019
Scientific Analyst, Senior - Secret (SAF/AQR-Office of the Deputy Asst Secy for Science, Technology and Engineering)
Job Locations US-VA-Pentagon/Arlington # of Openings 1 Category Professional Services Agency/Project USAF Job ID 2017-2859
OBXtek Inc. is an established, award-winning, service disabled veteran owned business providing information technology and professional management services to the federal government. Our corporate growth has coincided with our investment in our employees as well as in outreach to our civilian and military community.
This STAQSS contract supports the SAF/AQ organization, other PEOs as directed, and other Headquarters Air Force organizations where it is in the interest of the SAF/AQ to have an acquisition support presence within that organization. The objective is to provide specialized expertise to complement the organization’s inherent resources for effective and efficient mission accomplishment and continuity, introduction of innovation, and enhancement of technical competence. The contractor shall support the entire spectrum of acquisition and sustainment efforts as necessary to support the respective Government organizations.
SAF/AQR – Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Technology and Engineering Serves as the Air Force S&T Executive, Air Force Acquisition Chief Engineer and Technical Authority, the Air Force Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive, Air Force Standardization Executive, and functional manager for the scientist and engineer (S&E) career field. Develops and implements plans, policies, and procedures for Air Force S&T, laboratory management, technology transition (to include Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations), Technology Cooperation Program, technology transfer, development planning (DP), and experimentation. Establishes engineering policy and guidance for Air Force systems, subsystems, and end-items.
This Scientific Analyst, Senior will lead Systems Security Engineering activities that include the identification and protection of critical program information (CPI) and functions, elimination or mitigation of cyber vulnerabilities, and program protection planning. Establishes policy and guidance for the development, implementation, and operation of the Air Force airworthiness assurance system. Advocates for S&T, DP, prototyping and experimentation, technology transition, technology transfer, and S&T intelligence; defends these areas in the corporate Air Force PPBE process; and serves as the primary interface with Congress, OSD, and other government agencies for these non-SAP investments. Provides oversight of the scientific and technical information program, to include distribution controls. Develops the Air Force S&T strategy in consultation with AF/ST; oversees S&T program elements involved basic and applied research as well as assigned developmental program elements, and ensures technology development supports warfighter needs.
The tasks for this position include:
a. Assessing policy requirements and developing policy and procedures governing the interaction of Assurance in Software Engineering (ASE) into all acquisition phases of lifecycle management and sustainment of AF weapon systems. b. Planning, developing, and coordinating ASE of weapon system Platform Information Technology (PIT) policy development/writing and plans to include strategic planning, capital planning, and investment control, workforce planning, standards development, resource management, knowledge management, architecture, infrastructure planning and management, as well as auditing. c. Planning and coordinating policy development for the acquisition, implementation, and integration of cyber security resiliency software (CSRS) techniques into software supporting operations in all phases of life cycle management and sustainment of AF weapon systems. d. Reviewing existing and proposed policy documents that have Cyber Resiliency sections or possibly impact AF enterprise ASE policy. e. Providing ASE expertise especially on weapon system Platform Information Systems (PIT) and Embedded Systems guidance to develop, implement, and evaluate actions to improve the cyber security and resiliency of operational software. f. Establishing and promoting consistency across validated security and resiliency software in support of operational systems-level requirements concepts of operations (CONOPS) and architectures and ensures all program technical activities are consistent with these system level baseline documents. g. Reviewing program technical approaches to identify PIT and Embedded systems where integration of material solutions or Tactics, Technics and Practices (TTP) for operational software improves cyber security and resiliency of the entire system. h. Reviewing of acquisition programs for integration and technical changes to programs to achieving better software security and resiliency. o. Assessing operating system end of life support analysis and recommending strategies to addressing impact on weapons. p. Any other tasks closely associated with the performance of duties list above and as coordinated with the COR.
Active Secret Clearance
Master’s Degree in Software Engineering, Cybersecurity or Information Assurance.
Must have 10 years of experience in acquisition and software engineering.
Level II DAWIA (or equivalent) certification in SE is also desired.
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Headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia and founded in 2009, OBXtek is a fast-growing leader in the government contracting field. Our mission is Our People…Our Reputation. Our people are trained professionals who enhance our customers’ knowledge and innovation using technology, collaboration, and education.
We offer a robust suite of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, matching 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement plans and much more.
As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO. Our rapid growth has been recognized by INC500, the Washington Business Journal, and Washington Technology magazine.
OBXtek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.
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